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Thursday, June 29, 2006

Lieberman "vows" to run as an independent

From Crook Political Report (subs. required):
The second factor is that Lieberman, who readily admits disappointment and anger at the primary challenge, has vowed to run as an independent in the general election.

Anyone else have any doubt that Joe's planning to jump ship?

Now is the time to call your Democratic leaders in Connecticut and have them answer this simple question:

"Will you support the Democratic nominee for Senate"

If you need to know why this question is important, the following quote should make things clearer.
All the talk of an independent bid has been distracting. It has also led Democrats to wonder if Lieberman is really committed to the party and creates the perception that he does not believe he will win the primary.

Sources contend that Lieberman feels that he has served three terms at the will of the entire state electorate and that all voters should have a say in whether he gets to keep his job (43 percent of voters are registered as independents).

If Joe Lieberman is a Democrat, shouldn't the will of the Democratic voters trump the will of all voters in the state. In other words, why should any Democrat support a senator like Lieberman who won't support the winner of the primary? Again, shouldn't we ask the elected Democratic officials in Connecticut the simple question?

Help me get the leaders of the Democratic Party in Connecticut on record on whether or not they'll support the will of the voters who will cast their vote in the August primary.